Brad Pitt is having a rough week.
First, his wife and partner of 12 years, Angelina Jolie, filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Second, Jolie moved out of their militia-million dollar home with the children.
Now, TMZ reports that the feted actor is under investigation for child abuse.
“Brad Pitt is under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, and that’s what triggered the divorce,” read the story.
Details of the alleged abuse are uncertain, but sources indicate that an inebriated Pitt went wild during a trip in the family’s private jet last Wednesday – an episode that reportedly impelled Angelina to file for divorce.
Pitt’s outburst allegedly went on even after they got off the plane, prompting an eyewitness to report the matter to Los Angeles Police Department.
Sources say both parents have been questioned about the incident, but the police are yet to release a formal statement about the alleged abuse.
Pitt’s team is still mum on the recent events, but an insider says that the top earning actor devastated that the media wants to “paint the worst possible picture of him”.